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#INWED18 – Meet Modern Construction Senior Structural Steel Detailer Mae Rose Billanes

Mae is responsible for producing detailed 3D modelling and drawings for steel fabricators and erectors. She applies these skills to certain projects of Modern Construction. Giving deeper understanding of columns, beams, bracing, trusses and more for use in the construction of various types of infrastructure. Mae is also a Coping Machine Applications Programmer. This see’s…

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#INWED18 – Meet Modern Construction QS Estimator & QA Assistant, Reem Soliman

Reem is responsible for assessing quantities and pricing for tenders and cross-checking material certificates for standards compliance. A role which is far from where her career path started – quite literally! Originally from Syria, Reem decided to study Civil Engineering. A decision driven by a natural interest and it’s popularity as a career for women…

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#INWED18 – Meet New Zealand Steel Graduate Process Engineer, Mikaela Keir

Mikaela is a process engineer at New Zealand Steel. Looking after the process variables to produce molten steel to various specifications. New Zealand Steel is the sole producer of steel in New Zealand and the only in the world to make steel solely from iron sand. Their process is unlike any other in the world meaning…

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Scholarship project develops internationally peer reviewed design rules for CFSTs in fire

HERA Foundation is focused on delivering research for the betterment of our industry. And a key avenue they use to achieve this is through the award of postgraduate scholarships. A great example of this is University of Auckland’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Student Kingsley Ukanwa. Who was charged with the task of understanding…

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The Perry Bridge delivers a NZ first – Holmes Consulting LP

Holmes Consulting LP – design and technical solutions for the Perry Bridge Client: Emmetts Civil Construction for Waikato District Council & Te Awa River Ride Charitable Trust Duration: Jul 2016 – Nov 2017 Location: Horotiu, Waikato New Zealand Project value: NZD $2.4 million May302018 To deliver New Zealand’s first constructed pedestrian and cycle network arch…

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MV Raroa mooring swivel replacement – Kernohan Engineering

Kernohan Engineering – MV Raroa mooring swivel replacement. Client: OMV New Zealand Duration: 2013 Location: Nelson, New Zealand Project value: NZD $2.2 million Total project value: NZD $80 million May282018 Kernohan Engineering provided a cost effective approach for their clients by leveraging extensive relationships and risk management measures. Ultimately finishing ahead of schedule while still…

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Changes to welder qualification standards

The recent series of “Welding Standards Update” seminars held in Auckland, Hamilton, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Christchurch and Queenstown were a great success with more than 140 professionals attending the seminar series. Covering issues around welding and fabrication standards AS/NZS 1554.1:2014 Structural steel welding – Welding of steel structures and AS/NZS 5131:2016 Structural steelwork -…

Update – Hidden values now transparent

If you’re a user of HERA’s New Zealand Welding Centre (NZWC) you’ll have a good idea of what this service is worth to you. But can you put it into dollars? It’s ok if the answer is ‘no,’ because we couldn’t either. Especially when more broadly investigating value created through improved products, services, quality, productivity…